Drink warm milk before bed. Here is a deliciously soothing recipe.
Ayurveda has taught me that self-care is vital for good health and well-being. These 5 Ayurvedic principles have made me a better sleeper and in turn, a more mindful and compassionate human being. I hope they help you, too.
Make an ubtan by mixing equal parts chickpea flour (a gentle natural exfoliant) and dry powder (which is nourishing for the skin) in a jar. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons into the palm of your hand, add water to make a thin paste, and scrub lightly over wet skin in the shower. Rinse off and pat dry.
One of the core benefits of Ayurveda and what makes it stand apart from western medicine is that it takes into account bioindividuality and a patient’s entire body-mind-spirit connection. Rather than treating symptoms with drugs and ignoring the underlying problems, Ayurvedic medicine aims to look at the root of disease and how it’s related to a person’s thoughts, beliefs and lifestyle — in other words, a person’s “vital energy.”